School lunch is supposed to be a time for students to take a break from class, socialize with their friends, and eat a nourishing meal. The Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act was established in 2010 with a goal to improve school lunch and breakfast programs.
Each year it serves over 30 million students school lunches that meet specific nutrition guidelines mandated by the United States Department of Agriculture to help reduce obesity and other health risks. These were the first major changes in school meals in 15 years made by the USDA. Even though we may be serving healthier lunches, are they actually meeting nutritional recommendations and are kids eating them?